Our Story

  • The MD EXIT STRATEGY was born on October 22, 2018, after a particularly arduous day seeing patients. I have worked as a physician on the front-lines of health care since 2001. I know that physicians occupy a special place in Canadian society and that we have a unique set of skills that can be valuable outside of the present health-care framework. I decided to make it my mission, in this era of low morale and high physician burnout, to assist my peers and colleagues with finding their smiles once again. Through the MDXS platform, I wish to guide my colleague on a journey of self-discovery to a place where being a physician is once again a satisfying and rewarding career choice. Whether this means a total exit from clinical practice, exploring side-gigs for extra income, seeking a break from the daily grind in the trenches, or simply looking for strategies at achieving financial independence in an era of increasingly diminishing incomes, it has become my goal to demonstrate that we physicians have a choice at how we choose to live and work.

    -Dr. Mick Markus, founder

Our Mission

Join the MDXS family and let me guide you back to a place of strength and pride. Together we can all make this journey and come out the other side happier, more fulfilled, and better able to meet the needs of our families

    • Inspire

      To inspire our members with employment, entrepreneurial and investment opportunities.

    • Connect

      Create a community that connects with like-minded colleagues that engage and support one another.

    • Learn

      To educate our members to become well-versed in unique investment and career opportunities.

    • Prosper

      To present to our members the opportunity to be financially independent and work on their own terms.

HERE IS THE DOOR – ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS ENTER!

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Executive Leadership

  • Dr. Mick Markus

    President and Chief Exit Strategist

    Dr. Markus is a specialist in occupational medicine, addiction medicine, and tropical disease. He is a medical graduate (MD) of the University of Toronto and holds a Masters of Public Health and Tropical

    Dr. Markus is a specialist in occupational medicine, addiction medicine, and tropical disease. He is a medical graduate (MD) of the University of Toronto and holds a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH&TM with honours) from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Markus completed his five-year residency program in Occupational Medicine from the University of Toronto and now holds a Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) in this specialty. Since completion of his residency, Dr. Markus has built up a successful consulting practice with employers and insurance companies providing file review, medico-legal, independent medical evaluation services. He also serves as the Medical Director for employers across the industrial spectrum, including aviation, health care, resources, and pharmaceuticals. Dr. Markus has founded a national occupational medicine consulting agency called Vector Medical Corporation, where he currently serves as Chief Medical Officer and has been involved in a number of medical start-ups that continue to operate. He founded the MD Exit Strategy in order to assist his fellow medical professionals to achieve their personal professional and financial goals and return to a place of job satisfaction in an era of diminishing physician morale.
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  • Dr. Sanjeev Sharma

    Advisory Board Chair

    Dr. Sharma is an accomplished visionary leader and serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of healthcare experience. He is driven to disrupt and improve health care delivery.

    Dr. Sharma is an accomplished visionary leader and serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of healthcare experience. He is driven to disrupt and improve health care delivery. Dr. Sharma completed medical school at McMaster University, post-graduate training at the University of Toronto, and a Master of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.He has held leadership positions in both Canadian institutions and global Fortune 100 corporations. His corporate experience includes working with the senior Global leadership team of Belgium-based AGFA Imaging and serving as Global Director of Product Management with Baxter Healthcare. At Baxter, his division worked on industry-leading integration of medical devices with wireless application software.
    In 2005, he would go on to be the founding CEO of Wellpoint Health, one of Canada’s largest private Occupational Health and Safety providers. During his 8 years of leadership, Wellpoint grew from a single office in 2005, to become one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing occupational health and safety providers, providing clinical services on a national platform to over 200,000 Canadians. After stepping down as CEO he sat on the board of Wellpoint Health and became an active investor and entrepreneur, supporting multiple start-ups in the health care, and technology verticals, including being a founding member of New York-based MedPro Investors.
    Currently, Dr. Sharma is the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Highmark group of companies including Highmark Interactive; the producers of the world’s first gamified digital diagnostic aid for Concussion management.
    Dr. Sharma is a recognized thought leader within the digital health sector and is often asked to speak at events or participate on expert panels. In addition, Dr. Sharma provides Board level expertise to Canadian businesses, North American organizations, and most recently global organizations.
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  • Keren Reiser

    VP of Operations

    Health care entrepreneur and clinician. Married to a family physician for over 18 years. Keren’s pledge to this community is to ensure that every physician is able to be and to have what they need to actualize their dreams.

    Health care entrepreneur and clinician. Married to a family physician for over 18 years. Keren’s pledge to this community is to ensure that every physician is able to be and to have what they need to actualize their dreams. As a Registered Dietitian, I have worked in healthcare as a clinician and later while pursuing a Masters in Health Care Administration worked alongside many physicians in improving patient care. As an entrepreneur and health care administrator, I have experience in building and supporting communities. MDXS is dear to my heart for personal reasons.
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  • Sunil Sharma

    VP of Business Development

    Sunil Sharma is a serial entrepreneur who sold his first company before 30. He currently serves as Chief Business Development Officer of Highmark Global and Co-Founder of Highmark Global.

    Sunil Sharma is a serial entrepreneur who sold his first company before 30. He currently serves as Chief Business Development Officer of Highmark Global and Co-Founder of Highmark Global. He is also the co-Founder of Highmark Interactive and Highmark Health. Highmark Interactive is a fast growing Toronto based medical technology company with a focus on concussions and other traumatic brain injuries and diseases. Founded in 2017, Highmark uses engaging, mobile-focused games that test a variety of neurologic functions to facilitate a more accurate physician assessment. Highmark Health is the clinic that delivers cutting edge concussion and other rehabilitation protocols.

    Previously, Sunil co-founded Wellpoint Health and served as Vice President of Business Development, where he achieved annual triple digit growth and positioned Wellpoint as one of Canada’s fastest growing Healthcare companies.

    Sunil continues to be an active investor, advisor and dealmaker in numerous startups and various industries including healthcare, technology, infrastructure, wellness sectors. He is also a board member of multiple charities and publicly traded firms, including one of Canada’s largest rehabilitation hospitals.

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